Mills Awarded $200k to Support Undocumented Students, Oakland Grads

Oakland, CA—April 10, 2017

The Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) has donated $200,000 to Mills College to create two new scholarship funds in honor of the late Mills alumna Audrey Gibney ’46.

The association donated $100,000 to seed the Audrey Gibney Endowed Scholarship for Undocumented Students. The four-year scholarship also provides financial support to students whose immigration status would otherwise pose a challenge for them to attend Mills.

A second donation of $100,000 from the AAMC creates the Audrey Gibney Endowed Scholarship for Mills Promise Students.

The Mills Promise is the College’s pledge to offer significant financial aid to any young woman graduating from an eligible Oakland high school with at least a 3.4 GPA. The scholarship is also available to Oakland high school graduates who are transferring to Mills from another college or university. The Mills Promise provides tuition assistance, faculty and alumnae mentoring, persistence support, participation in summer academic workshops, and ongoing support from the Mills Center for Academic Excellence.

“Mills College is wholly appreciative of the AAMC’s generosity,” stated Vice President for Institutional Advancement Jeff Jackanicz. “We look forward to strengthening our partnership to achieve our shared vision.”